University Honors Program

Live, Learn, Achieve


Students enrolling in the University Honors Program join a unique and diverse community of peers, faculty scholars, staff members, advisors, alumni, community members, and supporters. Providing a supportive community represents an important goal of the program. The Honors Program is not only focused on academics. To be a success, the program must provide a learning environment that promotes social interaction, trust, generosity, caring, and teamwork.

As active members of the Honors community, students are afforded many unique opportunities and benefits, including:

  • Opportunities to work closely with individual faculty members on co-curricular projects or in more intimate classroom settings;
  • Small-enrollment, degree-applicable Honors classes focused on interesting subjects within the University’s General Education Program;
  • Dedicated space in the Kennedy Library for studying, interacting with other Honors students, and meeting with program advisors;
  • Reserved space for incoming freshmen in the Honors Housing;
  • Opportunities to receive Honors course credit for a variety of co-curricular and extracurricular activities, including study abroad experience, internship work, civic engagement, community service, and leadership within a campus student organization;
  • Opportunities to conduct meaningful interdisciplinary research with students and faculty from across campus; and
  • Recognition upon graduation and during commencement for the time, effort, and dedication required to successfully complete the Honors Program.

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